First Coast

News affecting Duval, Baker, Nassau, St. Johns or Clay counties.

Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority revealed its second autonomous test vehicle Tuesday at its AV Test & Learn Track near the sports complex downtown, which is across the street from the Intuition Ale Works on Bay Street.

Daily Record

JinkoSolar (U.S.) Industries Inc.’s plans for its Jacksonville solar-panel plant could unfold quickly if City Council signs off Tuesday, as expected, on fast-tracked legislation for incentives.

New Proposed Deal For The District Has $56 million In Property Tax Rebates

Mar 26, 2018
The District / The District

A new proposal for turning vacant riverfront land on downtown’s Southbank into an ambitious development called The District would have the city give up to $56 million in property tax rebates and pay up to $26.4 million for constructing public improvements, such as roads and a riverwalk.

Baker County Man Arrested, Deputies Seize Assault-Style Rifles

Mar 26, 2018
Baker County Sheriff's Office / Via The Florida Times-Union

A Baker County man remains jailed accused of making threats via social media after county sheriff’s detectives investigating the case seized an AK-47 assault rifle, other assault-style rifles, handguns, extended capacity ammunition magazines and a black skull mask during a search of his home.

For the last two years, the YMCA chapters in Jacksonville and Tampa have competed to see who could rack up the most miles on treadmills. 

Vote To Ban St. Augustine Panhandling Scheduled For Monday's City Commission Meeting

Mar 26, 2018

The days of legal panhandling in St. Augustine’s historic district could come to an end. In as soon as 11 days, panhandling could be banned within 20 feet of ATMs, parking lots, and businesses within city limits. 

Residential and shopping rendering
Modern Cities

A Neptune Beach shopping center that was once anchored by Kmart is going to be completely redeveloped.

As Modern Cities’ Kelsi Hasden said, the plans were recently revised after public outcry. She told WJCT News Director Jessica Palombo about the new plans in this week’s Business Brief.

Orange Park Medical Center

Orange Park Medical Center is celebrating a new state law cementing its status as a trauma center. The law settles a long-fought battle over how many trauma centers are allowed to operate in Florida and where.

Daily Record

Ian Ranne will be back behind the bar in downtown Jacksonville when he and his partners open The Justice Pub, a law-themed lounge along East Bay Street.

The Florida Times-Union

A City Council Auditor’s report released Thursday says selling JEA could generate $1.7 billion to $5.2 billion for the city, substantially less than the estimates put forward by a consultant hired by JEA.

Michelle Corum / WJCT News

The city of Jacksonville continues its campaign for cleaner neighborhoods by offering cash for trash this weekend.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A Navy wife says Naval Hospital Jacksonville left a portion of a needle in her spine when she gave birth there over a decade ago.

Exterior of Saint Augustine Youth Services
Gabrielle Garay / WJCT News

St. Augustine Youth Services can now be able to help more young boys at their therapeutic group homes.

Gov. Rick Scott
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Governor Rick Scott visited of K9s For Warriors in Ponte Vedra Beach Thursday to highlight $180 million in funding that has been earmarked in Florida’s recently passed budget to help military members and their families.

Via the Daily Record

City Council President Anna Lopez Brosche has repeated claims that Mayor Lenny Curry’s administration pressured her into hosting a joint meeting between council and the JEA board of directors to facilitate the presentation of a financial audit commissioned by the authority in mid-February.